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Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announces run for Snohomish County Council

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announced his candidacy for the Snohomish County Council’s District 4 seat today, January 17, 2013.
Democrat Terry Ryan to run for Snohomish County Council

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announced his candidacy for the Snohomish County Council’s District 4 seat on January 16, 2013.

Ryan announced that he is seeking the Councilmember position as a Democrat.

District 4 contains the City of Mill Creek as well as parts of Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Briar, Bothell, and unincorporated Snohomish County. County Councilmember Dave Gossett, a Democrat from Mountlake Terrace, currently represents the District. Since Councilmember Gossett has served for three consecutive terms, he is unable to run again.

Ryan served on the Mill Creek City Council for 17 years before resigning from the Mill Creek City Council last September. He said at the time that he was no longer able to juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job at Kidder Mathews, his part-time job as a soccer coach at Mercer Island High School, his part-time Mill Creek City Council job, and his family commitments. “I am good at keeping a lot of balls in the air, but I just can’t balance everything,” he said.

In a press release Ryan said his focus as Snohomish County Councilmember would be on “Economic growth and neighborhood quality of life.”

“I proudly served the people of Mill Creek for 17 years on the Mill Creek City Council including four terms as Mayor, and now look forward to continuing my leadership on the County Council,” said Ryan. “As a business professional, I am committed to positioning Snohomish County for economic recovery and success.  As a dad and coach, I will do everything to safeguard our parks and playfields, public safety and the health and well-being of our families.”

Ryan’s press release lists the following endorsements:

  • County Councilmember Brian Sullivan (D-Mukilteo)
  • County Councilmember Stephanie Wright (D-Lynnwood)
  • Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith
  • Former Mountlake Terrace Mayor Pat Cordova
  • Former State Representative Al O’Brien
  • Bothell City Councilmember Del Spivey,
  • Bothell City Councilmember Andy Rheaume
  • Bothell City Councilmember Patrick Ewing
  • Mill Creek Councilmember Mark Bond
  • Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Dr. Jon Pazevic
  • Brier City Councilmember Dale Kaemingk
  • Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring
  • Former Maryville Mayor Mayor Dennis Kendall
  • Snohomish Mayor Karen Guzak

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Terry Ryan is a Democrat?

Wow!

I never would have guessed that Terry Ryan is a Democrat. He has always seemed to be way to the right in his views.

I didn't see him at Mill Creek's Democrat caucus in 2008.

Why Vote For Terry Ryan?

From the Oct. 15, 2013 Herald Opinion page

Is Terry Ryan Your Guy?

Why vote for Terry Ryan? If you support less government then Ryan's your guy. As noted in several affiliated Herald newspaper articles Terry had a Mill Creek City Council (MCCC) history of not showing up to vote on controversy issues. So if you do not want a full county council then raise your glasses high and drink in support of Ryan for Snohomish County Council District 4, because he is your guy!

If you don’t support senior citizens, then Ryan's your guy. As a MCCC person when Ryan did show up to vote, Terry consistently voted against a private and public community partnership, which would have lead to a permanent Mill Creek Senior Citizens Center.

If you support people who don’t fulfill their civic elected duties, then Ryan’s your guy. As the Herald noted, Ryan became a MCCC quitter because he could no longer: “juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job; his part-time job as a soccer coach; his part-time council job, and his family commitments.” Ryan’s resignation came at a very busy time for the MCCC because they were working on hiring a new City Manger and dealing with a significant budget deficit.

If you endorse Aaron Reardon, then Ryan's your guy. In the last general election, Ryan wrote a letter to the Herald’s editor praising Reardon’s great leadership abilities. So when you vote for your guy Terry Ryan remember you are supporting Ryan’s “insight” that Aaron Reardon is (was) a great Snohomish County Executive!

Chuck Wright

Mill Creek, WA 98012

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